Seven cows killed in cattle truck crash that shut down I-75 in Atlanta for hours

Georgia transportation officials were forced to shut down I-75 near Atlanta for hours after a major cattle truck crash.

The crash was reported just before 5 a.m. on southbound I-75 in Cobb County when a truck hauling 19 cows overturned, killing seven of the animals and leaving the remaining 12 cows roaming the busy interstate during the morning rush hour.

The condition of the truck driver is unknown.

I-75 southbound was shut down for hours as crews worked to wrangle the remaining cows and to clear the bodies of the animals that were killed. Miles long traffic backups were reported.

All lanes were reopened around 8 a.m.

The cause of the cattle truck crash remains under investigation.

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